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#DB2-4 DB2NightShow – Delicious Dinner For Fridays

This post is about my experience at db2nightshow as a participant for DB2’s Got Talent 2014. I am into the finals of the contest and my journey ahead solely depends on the votes of DB2 Lovers all over the World. Check out my presentations of DB2’s Got Talent at the DB2 Night Show Replays and vote me and my friends to move ahead. Here is my experience and thoughts on db2nightshow and DB2’s Got Talent contest.

The day I came to know about this show, I never miss a single episode of it. New Ideas, New concepts, new technologies…this is what db2nightshow is all about. It’s a perfect training place for any newbie in the world of DB2. Here we meet new people,experts in the DB2 World. I met many such experts like @ember_crooks @srhayes @MKrafick @susvis @klaas_brant and many more.

I came across this wonderful show when I was hunting for one of my issue on Online Tablespace Migration and guess what I got the gem.  You won’t believe but the db2nightshow changed my routine on weekends at some point. I am a big lazy man and love sleeping on the weekends unlike all. But When I came to know about this, every weekend I spend in watching all my pending episodes of db2nightshow and I hope I will complete the backlog very soon. One more change in me is I am getting Twitter addicted instead of Facebook..Hahaha

Diverse topics, Limited words but Precise solutions, interactive graphics while presentation these are the stuffs that impressed me a lot. And yes miss one important thing- Scott’s commentary. He makes the show soo interactive and watchful. Thanks to Scott for hosting such an amazing show. I like the tag line of the db2nightshow: Educate – Inform – Entertain.

Every year db2nightshow conducts a DB2 Olympics called DB2’s Got Talent. I participated in the Contest this year and happy to be a part of this contest. I enjoyed many presentations on DB2 Performance, DB2 Utilities, Many unknown topics for me like Column masking, Temporal Tables etc. I presented at the show twice once during the qualification round on Online Tablespace Migration Using ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE utility and in the first round of Finals on Query Tuning in the Federated Systems. Along with the DB2, I learned many more things here in this Olympics of DB2 like presenting your point precisely in limited time of 4 minutes, how to improve the presentation skills. Helpful comments by expert judges always help us to improve the presentation and present a good show next time. Typical comments on topic contents, presentation graphics is going to help not only in the finals of the contest but at many more incidents coming in my future. The most important part I loved after presenting any presentation at db2nightshow is the most wonderful comments and the analysis by Ember on every presentation of the episode on www.db2commerce.com – Big Warehouse of the DB2.

I am not sure what’s gonna happen in the upcoming Finals of the contest but I am going to give my best try everytime and whatever are the results I am going to be here again and again. I like the t-shirt of Mariana @db2nightshow. It’s tag line is – KEEP CALM AND USE IBM DB2. I love db2nightshow and Love IBM DB2. I will come up with more details about the topics I presented in coming posts.

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Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Memoir